Now this is a treehouse. Dubbed the Minister’s Treehouse, this structure is 100 feet tall and was built by minister Horace Burgess in Tennessee. The building wraps around a giant tree and boasts an estimated 10,000 square feet inside, including a four-story swing set. The photo above is by Chuck Sutherland. (via Colossal)
It’s all fun and games until…wait, it’s always fun and games! Especially when you’re an ‘urban hacktivist’ in the big city, like Florian Rivière. Taking cues from the hackers of the tech world, Rivière reprograms public spaces by playing with the material language of the city. He uses patently DIY tactics to alter existing symbols and structures, building and staging cheeky interventions that subvert the norm with bursts of spontaneity and humor.
100-Mile Houses Expand the Locavore Movement From Food to Architecture
The rise of the locavore movement introduced millions of people to the 100-mile diet, which involves eating only food produced within one’s own region. Now, a new focus on sustainable architecture is applying the same concept to homes.